Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, Stage IV (involves muscle, tendon, or bone)
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|Dx:||Decubitus (pressure) ulcer, Stage IV (involves muscle, tendon, or bone)|
|Pre-ICD10 counterpart:||Ulcers - Decubitus only|
|APACHE Como Component:||none|
|APACHE Acute Component:||none|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.
- Stage 4 - Full thickness tissue loss with exposed bone, tendon or muscle.
Coding multiple ulcers
- If there are pressure ulcers on DIFFERENT body parts (e.g. left heel, right heel, coccyx) then code them separately -- even though they will not be readily distinguishable as the code doesn't include body location.
- If there are multiple pressure ulcers close to each other on the same body part (e.g. coccyx area) then only code the one of the highest/worst stage.
Coding Progression of Ulcers
- Progression of Ulcers should be coded following our guidelines for Acquired Diagnosis combine each stage progression with the date and time it was noted in the chart.
If there are multiple pressure ulcers follow the above guidelines -- even though they will not be readily distinguishable as the code doesn't include body location.
- Julie will report on the worst stage from Acquired Diagnosis
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